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Make a Pillow Out of a Sweater

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A Sweater

As I was browsing the net for fabulous Valentine’s Day ideas when I found this darling DIY project on how to make a pillow out of a sweater by my longtime blogging friend Megan, from the Brassy Apple.

My goodness they’re so gorgeous I just had to show them to you!  You’ll have to head over to the tutorial on how to make a pillow out of a sweater to get the details, but here are the materials that you’ll need.

Make A Pillow

Sweater – one from your closet or thrifted
Pillow form
Measuring tape
Sewing machine
Straight pins
Embellishments (like buttons) – optional
I adore the fabric flowers that accent each pillow, they add that extra special homemade touch, don’t you think!

I can’t wait to see what beautiful pillows you make!  Thanks Megan for all your make a pillow tutorial, feel free to grab my “I’ve been featured” button from Tip Junkie.  You’ve earned it!

Tip Junkie ~ Laurie Turk

Question of the Day:
What’s your favorite fabric to sew with?

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  1. Katie

    what a great idea!! such an easy way to add texture, which can be hard to do. CUTE!

  2. Karen Foster

    Wow this makes me want to learn how to sew … I have always wanted to learn ;.)

  3. Jessica @ These Are The Days

    Sweater for a pillow is like breakfast for dinner…I LOVE it! 🙂

  4. Debbie Corbari

    Wow..If I could make a sweater pillow look THIS GOOD I’d try it in a heartbeat! What TALENT you’ve found Laurie!

  5. Sue Ellen Phillips

    I just wanted to say Wow!, and thank you for this tip. I have sweaters that are a bit small to fit me now, and hated to throw them out because they are so cute; this will help me to enjoy them longer and in a different way.

  6. Allyson

    These are precious! I have no need for another throw pillow, but I’m so tempted to make about five of these just because they look so cozy!

  7. Kelleigh @ Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I might even cut up some sweaters I still wear! LOL!

  8. Janiece

    What a wonderful idea~

  9. Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead

    This is a really cute idea! Thanks for sharing it. Makes me want to go hit the thrift stores 🙂

  10. Meg/Brassy Apple

    thanks again Laurie! I had added your “i’ve been featured” button to that post! 🙂

  11. Väggklockor

    That’s a completely new idea to me – never sen it before but they do actually look really great – Thanks!

  12. Myra

    A very cute idea! I’m going to have to try this out and retire one of my old winter sweaters! Thank you for the inspiration!



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